Tiny Epic Galaxies
1 – 5 Players, 30 Minutes playing time, Ages 14 and up. Tiny Epic Galaxies: Deluxe Edition scores in the mid 7’s on Board Game Geek, but is a fan favorite for thousands of happy board gamers. Many players say that this base game is so much better with the Beyond the Black expansion. However, just the base game alone brings a ton of fun by focusing on exploration and competition for resources and victory points vs direct confrontation and is quite a lot of game for such a small package. Roll your dice and colonize planets, utilizing your energy and culture. Manufacturer: Gamelyn Games. Categories: Dice, Science Fiction, and Space Exploration. Game Mechanics: Action Queue, Area Majority / Influence, and Dice Rolling.
How to Play:
Tiny Epic Galaxies is a thirty-minute game of galactic conquest, Tiny Epic Galaxies is driven by an exciting dice-rolling mechanism that rewards thoughtful programming of the results. Players control a home galaxy and a fleet of space ships. As players upgrade their galaxies, they gain access to more ships and more dice.
Each turn, a player rolls a set of dice; how many dice are rolled is determined by the level of that player’s galaxy. Each side of the six-sided die represents a different type of action: Movement, Colony Action, Harvest from Culture Planets, Harvest from Energy Planets, Improve an Economic Influence, and Improve a Diplomatic Influence.
After the roll, the player sorts the results of the roll (one selective re-roll is allowed) and organizes the dice in a desired activation order. Each die, in order, is then resolved and the results are immediate, which allows the player to pull-off unseen combos and surprise other players. Other players have the option to copy other player’s actions…at a cost!
As players expand their galaxy by colonizing other planets through economic and diplomatic influence, they gain victory points AND the special powers brought in by those planets! In addition to galaxy upgrades, effective resource management provides luck-mitigating options that can sway the game in a calculated player’s favor.
Whoever achieves the most points from acquiring planets and upgrading their personal galaxy wins!
|Dimensions||7 × 4.75 × 1.5 in|